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Dec 14, 2016
auctiondateSAVE THE DATE: MARCH 4 is Miraloma Auction 2017
Save the date for Miraloma's biggest fundraiser and party: March 4, 2016 from 6:00pm-midnight . You don't want to miss this!  Stay tuned to the newsletter for more info in the new year!
Catherine Homsey
auction@miralomasf.com

 

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
WallMiraloma Elementary "Wall of Inclusion"
For Inclusive Schools Week, Miraloma Elementary School took inspiration from the "Walls of Empathy" that have recently appeared in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. Students used over two thousand sticky notes to cover the hallways of their school in messages of hope, love, and peace.
With best-selling children's book author and illustrator Todd Parr's help,  students were encouraged to include images on their notes in the style of Parr's artwork. Kindergarten through fifth grade classes participated, with some classes creating self-portraits for the wall while others answered questions inspired by Parr's book, such as "What does peace mean to you?"
 
Inclusive Schools Week is an annual, nationwide event which exists to encourage and celebrate "the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors."
givingtuesdayTHANK YOU: #Giving Tuesday Matching Campaign
Create. Build. Support. 
We did it, Miraloma! In just one short week, we came together as a community and generously gave  $26,665  to support our school. That money was doubled by some families from the Dragon Circle for a total of  $53,330!  
AMAZING. THANK YOU!
PTAK2C
DEC 15: PTA Meeting - K2C Info Session
Kindergarten to college
Carol Lei will present about the K2C program at our upcoming general PTA session on  Thu Dec 15 @  8-9am. 
Join us to learn about an exciting new opportunity for fifth grade families, which the K2C team is piloting at a handful of elementary schools (Miraloma included), and about the K2C accounts for all our kids.

Kelley Karandjeff - programs@miralomasf.com
CodeBy DEC 31: Sign up for MV Code Club
MV Code Club is coming back next semester with their after school program. Classes will be on Mondays starting on January 23 and running through March 20th. Sessions are 75 minutes each. Sessions start at 2 and 3:30 p.m. The sessions are geared at 3rd to 5th graders and are appropriate for all levels including both beginners with no coding experiencing, and more advanced students. Lessons are differentiated based on skills. Kids can learn scratch coding, java script and more. The classes will be in the STEAM Lab.
For the 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. sessions, SIGN UP HERE.

For more information, contact STEAM@miralomasf.com.
SFUSDCalSFUSD Seeks Parent Feedback on Proposed Changes to the 2017-18 Calendar
Several changes are being considered, including:
  1. Starting school one week later in August and ending one week later in May/June
  2. Closing schools for the entire week of Thanksgiving, and making those two days up at the beginning or end of the year
  3. Eliminating the Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day holiday on October 9, 2017
  4. Later winter break: December 22 to January 8 instead of December 18 to January 2
Please take a moment to share your feedback in a short survey by PPS.

application
JAN 13: SFUSD Application Deadline
SFUSD Application deadline is January 13, 2017! You can turn in your child's SFUSD application for Kindergarten (for Miraloma siblings) or Middle school (for graduating 5th graders) at our front office  to Ms. Mallen by Jan 11. [read more]

Extra copies are available in the office.
aucsignupFUNDRAISING: Host a Sign-Up for Auction 2017!
What is a Sign-Up? It is a party/event hosted by Miraloma families as a donation to the auction. At the auction, people sign up for parties by bidding on a slot.

Last year these "Sign-Ups" brought in over $100,000 at our auction - about a third of our total earnings! We hope we'll get as many fun Sign-Ups as possible for our upcoming auction on March 4, 2017!
 
What kind of Party/Events can you host? Whatever you like! Adult-only, kids-only, or family events. In the past, we've had Italian, Indian, Peruvian, Caribbean, and Brazilian food-fests, beer and wine tastings, Dutch and South American cocktail parties, and game nights for the adults. For kids, there have been science, Lego, duct-tape, bowling, sleepover parties, and a lot more. Contact us for more information/ideas.

Please join in the fun and pitch in a Sign-Up! Submit your Sign-Up here.

Linda Cheu - signups@miralomasf.com
newsletterVOLUNTEER: Help with the Newsletter!
Join our newsletter team and take on the responsibility to send out the newsletter every other week.

Contact us for the details!

Ottilie Cools, Jean Kuwamoto, Mercedes Coats, Brenda Gilreath - newsletter@miralomasf.com
volunteer-ongoingVOLUNTEER: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Many hands make light work! 
Please take a moment to reach out to these committees if you can help them out. And thank you for all that you do.
Jessica Gosiln - Volunteer@miralomasf.com 

Recess: 
We need at least 25 volunteers to staff each morning and lunch recess (see  recess schedule). No experience needed . Playworks will train all volunteers.
Pamela Lyss-Lerman - Recess@miralomasf.com 

Healthy Snack Prep: 
Mon/Wed @ 8am to help prep in garden. Wed/Thu/Fri after school to clean up 
Alison Eastwood - Snack@miralomasf.com 

Adopt-a-Shelf in the Library: 
Help re-shelve, reorder and preserve books - 10 min per week.
Victoria Sanchez -  Library@miralomasf.com 

First Friday Dragon Wear Sales: 
Help spread the Miraloma spirit with "swag sales" on our First Friday Socials. 
Dan Linder - DragonWear@miralomasf.com 

Chicken Care: 
Sign up to care for our wonderful chickens on nights & weekends. 
Brian Leonard - Chickens@miralomasf.com 
holidayshopFUNDRAISING: Earn $$ for Miraloma with your Holiday Shopping!
Shop Online
  • Earn 4-12% when you shop online at Amazon.com. Start shopping by clicking any Amazon button on our website/newsletter.
  • If you can't find it at Amazon, go to the eScrip Online Mall with over 1000 merchants, including Nordstrom, Gap, Shutterfly, Best Buy, Apple Store, J. Crew, Boden, Expedia, Toys R Us, and Pottery Barn.

Shop in Stores
  • Get a Mollie Stone's community card and earn $$ for Mirloma each time you shop
  • Register your credit cards and store loyalty cards at eScrip.com and earn $$ for Miraloma while doing your groceries at Safeway, Mollie Stones and other participating stores.

  • Shop at Sports Basement, become a Basementeer and get 10% off and earn 10% for our school throughout the schoolyear!
Questions? Contact fundraising@miralomasf.com
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